All NAMI WC educational programs are suspended until further notice. Please see the letter from our Executive Director for more information and helpful online resources. Stay up to date on the status of our programs by checking the NAMI WC website and/or following NAMI WC on Facebook.

Whether you’ve lived with a mental health condition for years or have a recent diagnosis, you may be looking for more information about your situation and how to manage it. Regardless of your diagnosis, Peer-to-Peer will help you better understand your condition and journey toward recovery.

The Chelsea class scheduled to start on March 12 will be postponed. Registered participants will receive updates from the NAMI Washtenaw County office.

This mental health education course meets 2 hours a week for 8 weeks. The program consists of presentations, discussions, and interactive exercises that encourage growth and sharing. In a supportive, confidential environment, participants learn from one another and experience sincere, uncritical acceptance. Recovery is a process, and there is hope for everyone living with a mental health condition. In Peer-to-Peer, you will

    • Learn about up-to-date mental health research
    • Discover new coping strategies (but NAMI never recommends a specific treatment)
    • Learn how to interact with health care providers
    • Create a personalized relapse prevention plan
    • Discuss the stigma attached to a mental health condition and how to reduce it
    • Gain confidence in your ability to make health-related decisions and reduce stress
  • Learn to access resources that will help maintain your journey toward recovery

The Chelsea class scheduled to start on March 12 will be postponed. Registered participants will receive updates from the NAMI Washtenaw County office.

Other classes may be offered later in the year in Ann Arbor and/or Ypsilanti Township.  If you’re interested, please fill out this form. A NAMI volunteer will then contact you to help you determine whether the class is right for you.